General Information

Winter Hours:

November through March: 10 am to 4 pm daily

Summer Hours:

April through October: 8 am to 7 pm daily

Trains in the Railway Garden will run from 10 am to 6:30 pm, daily with the Railway Garden and Depot open to visitors from 8 am to 7 pm.

Admission Fees

Non-members: $10.00
Seniors age 55+: $8
Members of the military with valid ID: $8
University students with valid ID: $8
Children ages 5 through 12: $5
Free to Taltree members and children 4 and under

Office Hours

Monday through Friday – 8 am to 4 pm

Office & Mailing Address

Taltree Arboretum & Gardens
71 North 500 West
Valparaiso, Indiana 46385

Arboretum Grounds

Taltree Arboretum & Gardens
450 West 100 North
Valparaiso, Indiana 46385

Contact Us

Phone: (219) 462-0025
Fax: (219) 462-0848
Email: info@taltree.org

General Taltree Policies:

  • Speed Limit & Parking : The speed limit on Taltree’s entrance road is 10 mph. Vehicles must be parked in parking lot and grass lot east of parking lot, not at the pavilion. Only service vehicles may use the road to the pavilion to unload; after unloading, vehicles must park in parking lot.
  • Alcohol : Alcohol is not permitted except at Taltree sponsored events and pre-arranged contracted events. Failure to comply may result in removal from the premises without refund of fees.
  • Smoking : Smoking is allowed; however, cigar/cigarette butts must be placed in smoking receptacles ONLY.
  • Dog Policy: Dogs are allowed throughout the arboretum EXCEPT the Railway Garden and Depot. Taltree is one of the few public gardens in the country that allows dogs on the grounds. We love dogs and hope to be able to continue this practice. Please keep dogs on leash at all times and pick up after them, depositing waste in one of the three designated dog waste receptacles.

Pavilion Rental : No decorations may be attached to any structure, light fixture, tree or other plant. Guests must remain on trails, roads, and mowed areas. Please do not walk in landscaped beds. Any damage to landscaped beds will be deducted from Security Deposit. The Storage Area contents are not for use during any rental event at Taltree.